Indiana

Disclaimer: These are all restaurants I have either been to myself, a friend who is gluten free has been too, or they are a dedicated gluten free business. One’s experience with a restaurant will differ from another’s. Also, remember that everyone’s sensitivity to gluten differs so dine at your discretion.

*indicates restaurants I have been to myself

Restaurants in blue writing have website link available.

Bloomington & Surrounding Areas

*Irish Lion: Does not have gluten free menu but cooks and waiters are knowledgeable about cross contamination. I like their fish and shrimp dinner meals! Shepard’s pie & corn beef and cabbage are gf. Will accommodate lactose/dairy, just tell them no butter, cheese, etc.

*Rainbow Bakery: Dedicated vegan bakery. Has delicious gluten free baked goods!

*HuHot Mongolian Grill: Knowledgeable about gluten intolerance and allergies. Will clean the grill.

*Buccetos: Has gluten free menu with several options.

*Olive Garden: Has gluten free menu, few options. Pasta is corn based.

*McAlister’s Deli: Has gluten free menu. Also has gluten free bread available (at certain locations) Sandwiches are good, also taco salad is amazing!

*Chick fil a: Knowledgeable about gluten free, will “red flag” order. Gluten free bun available per request with grilled chicken sandwich. Best fast food restaurant for gluten free!

Red Robin: Has gluten free menu. Buns/bread available. I’ve heard awesome things about them.

*Wendy’s: Certain salads, baked potato (left in foil to avoid cross contamination), hamburger (no bun). Fries are NOT GF!

*Chipotle: Most items are gluten free. Make sure to ask them to change gloves, etc.

*The Brooklyn Pizza Company: Seymour, IN. Has delicious gluten free pizza, owner is knowledgeable about gluten and celiac disease.

*Bloomingfoods Co-op: Deli style with items on buffet. Awesome co-op grocery store too!

*Noodle & Company: Has gluten free options. I get the Pad Thai because it is already gluten free, it’s made with rice noodles.

Indianapolis & Surrounding Areas

*P.F. Chang’s: Has gluten free menu, also gluten free meals will be served on a plate with “P.J. Chang’s” written on it. Delicious food! This is one of my favorite restaurants, if not my favorite! Also, has a yummy chocolate dome dessert.

*Harry & Izzyy’s: Does a fantastic job at accommodating those with gluten intolerance & food allergies! I’ve gotten their hamburger on gluten free bun and their fries are so good! Great menu options.

*Suzy’s Teahouse & Bakery (dedicated gf!): Franklin. Many options (obviously, since all is gf!) If lactose intolerant though, not many options are available in the bakery, sadly. Menu varies with season.

Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe (dedicated gf): Ok, this place looks amazing (on my GF bucket list now). Dedicated gluten free, dairy free, non-GMO. Health conscious and fresh foods!

The Melting Pot: Haven’t been to myself, have heard good things about.

*Joe’s Crab Shack: I haven’t been to this location but I’m assuming they are all (about) the same. Good options. If you can get there when they first open, cross contamination is more unlikely (the case with anywhere though).

*Bee Free Gluten Free Bakery: (no store front), Noblesville, IN. I have tried their products at the Gluten Free Expo and I love their cookies! They’re dairy free too!

Simple Taste Inc (dedicated gf): Carmel, IN. Gluten, dairy, and yeast free bakery. Looks amazing!

*Bonefish Grill: Delicious food, good menu, and of course good seafood!

Weber Grill Restaurant: Menu looks really good and many options. Have heard great things!

The Caveman (dedicated gf food truck!): Looks awesome! Gluten free and grass fed beef.

The Ice Barn: Brownsburg, IN. Looks similar to tropical snow snowcones.

*The Flying Cupcake: (3 locations)- Indianapolis, Carmel, Greenwood. I have been to the location in Greenwood. Cupcakes are really yummy! Sometimes have gf/dairy free cupcakes available too.

*Cheeseburger in Paradise: Good options. Burgers and fries are really good.

Red Robin: Has gluten free menu. Buns/bread available. I’ve heard awesome things about them.

*Uno’s Chicago Grill: Southport, IN. Awesome! We’ve tried almost everything on their gf menu. Really good pizza, able to accommodate other dietary restrictions. Also, good hamburgers, salmon, etc.

*Chick fil a: Knowledgeable about gluten free, will “red flag” order. Gluten free bun available per request with grilled chicken sandwich. Best fast food restaurant for gluten free!

*Wendy’s: Certain salads, baked potato (left in foil to avoid cross contamination), hamburger (no bun). Fries are NOT GF!

McAlisters: Has gluten free menu. Also has gluten free bread available (at certain locations) Sandwiches are good, also taco salad is amazing!

Olive Garden: Has gluten free menu, few options. Pasta is corn based.

Lafayette & Surrounding Areas

*Grindstone Charley’s :Awesome gf menu, customer service, and accommodating other dietary restrictions! Menu changes with the season. We’ve tried almost everything on their menu. Love their salmon burger and chicken!

*Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co.: Wonderful coffee/tea shop! All of their teas are gluten free. Also have soy and almond milk alternatives. Gluten free crepes available (they look amazing!), let them know that gluten free is because of intolerance, not “preference.”

*Noodle & Company: Has gluten free options. I get the Pad Thai because it is already gluten free, it’s made with rice noodles.

The Fig & The Vine: Lebanon, IN. Good at accommodating different dietary restrictions. All of their soups are gluten free, sandwiches can be made with gf bread, and baked goods available. Looks awesome!

*Chick fil a: Knowledgeable about gluten free, will “red flag” order. Gluten free bun available per request with grilled chicken sandwich. Best fast food restaurant for gluten free!

*McAlister’s Deli: Has gluten free menu. Also has gluten free bread available (at certain locations) Sandwiches are good, also taco salad is amazing!

*HuHot Mongolian Grill: Knowledgeable about gluten intolerance and allergies. Will clean the grill.

*Olive Garden: Has gluten free menu, few options. Pasta is corn based.

Have a restaurant you think I need to add? Feel free to let me know!

Update: Reader recommendations below

Hops & Fire: Indianapolis. Has many gluten free options.

*Scotty’s Brewhouse: Many locations including Indianapolis and Carmel. I have been here once myself and did not have the best experience. My hamburger bun was not gluten free and they had to go back, my glass was dirty, and it seems like there was a hair on my food…BUT, I have heard many other good experiences from others in the gluten free community. This could have just been the location I went to..

Woody’s Library Restaurant: Carmel.

Biagi’s: Carmel. Italian food.

Petite Chou: Carmel, Indianapolis, and Broad Ripple locations.

Mahnin: Fort Wayne on Calhoun. Burmese food. Owner is very helpful with dietary restrictions and everything is naturally dairy free as well.